Now published for the first time as a trade paperback with a new introduction and the short story on which it was based. Williams wrote: aThis is a play about love in its purest terms.a It is also Williamsas robust and persuasive plea for endurance and resistance in the face of human suffering. The earthy widow Maxine Faulk is proprietress of a rundown hotel at the edge of a Mexican cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean where the defrocked Rev. Shannon, his tour group of ladies from a West Texas womenas college, the self-described New England spinster Hannah Jelkes and her ninety-seven-year-old grandfather, Jonathan Coffin (athe worldas oldest living and practicing poeta), a family of grotesque Nazi vacationers, and an iguana tied by its throat to the veranda, all find themselves assembled for a rainy and turbulent night. This is the first trade paperback edition of The Night of the Iguana and comes with an Introduction by award-winning playwright Doug Wright, the authoras original Foreword, the short story aThe Night of the Iguanaa which was the germ for the play, plus an essay by noted Tennessee Williams scholar, Kenneth Holditch. aIam tired of conducting services in praise and worship of a senile delinquentayeah, thatas what I said, I shouted! All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent and, by God, I will not and cannot continue to conduct services in praise and worship of thisabthisabthis angry, petulant old man.a aThe Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon, from The Night of the IguanaThis is the first trade paperback edition of The Night of the Iguana and comes with an Introduction by award-winning playwright Doug Wright, the authoras original Foreword, the short story aThe Night of the Iguanaa which was the germ ...
|Title||:||The Night of the Iguana|
|Publisher||:||New Directions Publishing - 2009-10-30|